so since its "human nature" to try to be cool, ur saying every single person in the world cares about being cool?
Yeah. It's a good point he brings up about Maslov's heirarchy. People do have an emotional need to feel "cool."
For the most part, yes. Any person with a sense of self-esteem cares how they're viewed and percieved by people, so they feel the NEED to be cool. Unless you're some no pussy getting fat faggot living in his moms basement playing World of Warcraft all day, then you don't give a fuck cause you'll never be viewed as "cool" no matter what.
You were almost there. Thing is, to the kid spending 24 hours playing WoW, he IS cool. And there are a group of people online who also think he's cool. Cool is subjective.
But as I said, the true "cool" people who tend to be generally liked in most circles are the people who are just good at being them. The people that, despite their background or polarizing interests, are just comfortable in their own skin and easy to get along with. One of my coolest friends was a kid who had guages (before they were popular) a pink mohawk and wore birkenstocks. That niga was cool as hell. We didn't listen to the same music. Go to the same bars. But whenever I'd chill at his crib we'd get along. We had nothing in common except that we enjoyed good conversation about diverse topics.
You wanna be "cool?" Be multifaceted and flexible enough to get along with everyone. Want to be a corn ball? Try your best to be "cooler" than other people and limit yourself to one version of cool.
But in the end, cool is still subjective.